Wyndolyn Brown started Empowerment For Hope, a non-profit organization based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Empowerment For Hope helps and supports girls, women and gender-diverse persons from other marginalized communities involved in sex trafficking or at risk of being involved, which in turn results in addiction and or homelessness.

Find out more @empowermentforhope

Using a songwriting ability seldom found in musicians of his age group, 19-year-old Joe Hubley takes inspiration from Motown-soul, funk, and synth-pop artists to intricately craft a sound that is uniquely his own while paying a crafty homage to his musical predecessors. Hubley made waves coming up in Halifax’s fruitful all-ages scene, becoming known for his incredibly enigmatic live shows and commanding stage presence.
Coming off his first solo tour across Atlantic Canada in the Fall of 2022, Joe Hubley is preparing for the release of his latest single ‘Post Up’ – available on all streaming services on Friday, April 7th. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Em Bowden-Gil (Arc5ive), as well as production from Colleen Shaw and Braden Kamermans at Üthful Music in North-end Halifax.
Alyssa is a self-taught artist from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Currently immersed in painting with acrylics on birch gallery panels. Her works are inspired by everyday moments captured first with her camera and then with her paint brushes.
Alyssa is captivated by bringing light and depth to her paintings while leaving behind visible brush strokes to maintain a painted look and feel.
She sells original paintings and accepts commission work.
Blessing Owowa is the Creative Director and Owner of DB Pearlz Designs, an Afrocentric fashion brand with a unique selling point of blending the best of modern Western and African fashion cultures.
DB Pearlz Designs specializes in apparel making (bespoke and ready-to-wear), accessories (bags, purses and headpieces), footwear and custom-fit tailoring services using quality African and Western fabrics.
You can follow Blessing on her business social media handles (Facebook & Instagram: @dbpearlzdesigns) as well as her website: https://www.dbpearlzdesigns.com.

Paollo13 is a Lebanese-Canadian rapper hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, known for his lyrical prowess and undeniable talent. Born and raised in the vibrant and multicultural community of Halifax, Paollo13 found inspiration in the rich diversity of his surroundings and used it as fuel to craft his own unique style of music.

In 2022, Paollo13 released his highly anticipated debut studio album, “Stunted Growth,” which was met with critical acclaim and cemented his place as a rising star in the Canadian hip-hop scene. The album, released by Black Buffalo Records, showcased Paollo13’s impeccable flow and sharp lyricism, highlighting his ability to tackle complex themes with ease.

Paollo13’s talent and hard work have earned him several accolades throughout his career. He won the Hopscotch Festival’s “Each One Teach One” competition, which recognizes emerging talent in the hip-hop community. He has also collaborated with renowned artists such as Ghettosocks, Aquakultre, Marv Won, Sonnyjim, and GMD Jets, further solidifying his status as a respected and sought-after artist.

Despite his success, Paollo13 remains grounded and committed to using his platform to give back to his community. He is passionate about using his music to inspire and empower others, especially those from marginalized communities, and continues to work tirelessly to make a positive impact through his art.

As Paollo13’s star continues to rise, there is no doubt that he will continue to push the boundaries of hip-hop and inspire countless others with his music.

Check him out @paollo13

Allie White, with RE/MAX NOVA, has qualified for the esteemed RE/MAX Platinum Club Award, which honours high-achieving real estate professionals for their service to buyers and/or sellers during the past year.

Allie White has been serving her community as a real estate agent with RE/MAX NOVA for 1 year and 4 years as an agent. She has extensive experience in renovations, investment properties, and commercial real estate.

Amongst Allie White’s list of achievements, she earned a position in the top 20 at RE/MAX NOVA in 2022 and was awarded the 100% Club award in 2021.

Learn more @allierealty

Ugochi is a skilled development strategist, with over a decade of experience in investment banking, business development, social innovation, and entrepreneurship.

She is an intellectually curious professional who is self-motivated and persistently innovates ideas to create prime and viable solutions for businesses to succeed and stay ahead.

Find out more on her LinkedIn @ughochiwest

Stak is an acclaimed producer/songwriter that grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and moved to Canada about 7 years ago.

Because of his passion for music, Stak started writing his own songs and later found his love for beat-making. He is fondly known for his unconventional blend of Afrobeats and RnB as his choice of music and is the powerhouse to most of Arenye’s music.

He is the current Director of Million Vibes, a media collective boasting the finest Afrobeats artists on the East Coast. 

Check him out @stak_01

A native of Andros, Bahamas, Danielle Gaitor, M.Sc. B.Sc., is a scientist, author, and creative.

She hopes to inspire all youth to love themselves unapologetically and to stand firmly in who they are.

Her debut book is dedicated to all black girls and boys around the world, teaching them about self-care and self-love. Look out for more from her coming in the near future!

Learn more @danielle.gaitor

Kolade Kolawole-Boboye is the Co-founder & Brand Management of LDN Records INC, a Director and Alumni at Hope Blooms.

Kolade sees himself as a lifelong learner that wants to build relationships with others through creative entrepreneurial collaborations.

Kolade is a member of the Hope Blooms Board of Directors, a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Architecture Award for Outstanding Design in Greenhouse, successfully pitched to the CBC’s Dragons Den & a Recipient of CBC’s Dragons Den Top Pitches of all Time 2016, Hosted the 1st outdoor musical performance on spring garden in collaboration with Spring Garden Business Admin.

Kolade is a creative, outgoing, dedicated individual who wants to build and expand his experience through creative work.

Check him out @koladeboboye